What is Clean Energy?
Historically, temporary power solutions have typically meant a fuel powered generator. But times and technology have moved on, and now there is a range of solutions that can be integrated into a temporary power solution to reduce not only your emissions, but significantly reduce running costs as well.
At Sunbelt Rentals, we’re continually researching and investing in the latest cleaner energy technologies and we’re proud to offer the UKs largest fleet of clean energy solutions.
From the UK’s largest fleet of Battery Storage Units (BSUs) and Energy Management Systems (EMSs) to solar arrays, EV charging solutions and Peak Power Support systems, our extensive range is ever growing - and so are the savings.
These carbon saving solutions are designed to integrate with more traditional power equipment such as generators, and when used in the right configuration on your site or at your event they are proven to reduce costs and emissions by up to 80%.
The cost reduction is achieved by not only reducing fuel consumption, but generators can often be downsized as energy is better managed and distributed on your site.
Our team of experts are always available to help identify the most effective green energy solution for your site.
Find out more about how to switch to a clean energy solution and the saving you could make on your site – download The Ultimate Greener Energy Solution Graphic
Why should we use clean energy?
Lower Carbon Emissions
When it comes to reducing our carbon footprint on site, it has to start with power. From simply reducing fuel consumption by better managing your energy requirements to utilising renewable energy sources, our clean energy solutions can help lower your emissions in many ways.
We can help significantly reduce your fuel consumption and lower the cost of your temporary power solution. By integrating cleaner energy on your site, you can significantly lower your fuel consumption. Our customers with cleaner energy solutions are seeing an average cost reduction of 50-80%.
Our team of experts is continually seeking out the latest innovations that can and will save money and reduce emissions on your site. Sunbelt Rentals can offer the UKs largest fleet of battery storage units, energy management systems and peak power support flywheels.
How can Sunbelt Rentals support you?
Monitoring and Telematics
Our clean energy solutions have onboard telemetry to help track and record these savings. Our team will work with you to monitor your savings whilst also using the on-board telemetry to ensure the cleaner energy solutions are working effectively for your site.
Innovation and Sustainability
We’re continually investing in solutions that will help you meet your sustainability goals. That’s why we’ve launched Our Planet, our action plan for a greener future. It’s our commitment to drive down carbon emissions by investing in solutions that will help you achieve your sustainability goals.
How do I go green?
Our experts are passionate about innovation and our environment and can work with you to determine which greener solutions can benefit you and your site. From cleaner energy solutions to lighting, access equipment, battery technology and monitoring equipment, they will talk you through our range.
Clean Energy General FAQs
Does your site require power 24/7?
Does your site have accommodation units/cabins on it?
If you answer both these questions, then yes, a BSU will likely save you money and emissions. This is because the BSU will look after off peak, lower loads (typically overnight and at weekends when power is only needed to run essential devices).
The exact savings will differ per site as all energy requirements are different, our experts will always consult with you to determine if a BSU will provide cost and environmental savings.
Larger sites with 6 or more cabins will often benefit from an EMS as this is programmed to control energy consuming cabins and devices, switching them off when not in use.
It is often used in conjunction with a BSU but not all the time, it depends on the energy requirements of your site.
If your site uses a lot of energy most of the time an EMS alone may be the most cost-effective device for you as it can be programmed to turn off high energy consuming devices such as heaters and drying rooms when not in use.
Our experts will always consult with you to determine the best solution for your site.
On sites with 6 or less cabins that require power 24/7 a BSU is usually installed alongside a generator to deliver significant savings.
It does this by managing the ‘off peak’ load – typically overnight and at weekends and can deliver an average fuel saving of 60%. But in some scenarios by installing a BSU alongside a generator a site will see savings of up to 80%.
Larger sites with 6 or more accommodation units will usually benefit from the installation of both a BSU and EMS to deliver maximum savings.
This is because the EMS is programmed to control and suppress the peak load. It is programmed by our experts to switch off devices when not in use and creates a ‘perfect environment’ for the BSU to manage the load at off peak times (typically overnight and at weekends). An EMS also takes away a lot of the manual need to go around turning of high energy consuming devices such as water boilers and heating at the end of the day as its automatically programmed to do this and then transfers the load to the BSU.
But there is no clear-cut line to determine which solution will deliver you the greatest savings, however based on our own extensive research we have create the following guidelines to help determine what combination of cleaner energy solutions will deliver the greatest savings on your site.
Our experts will always consult with you to help determine the solution to deliver the greatest cost and carbon savings for your site.
Our Clean Energy Case Studies
How did we create a greener approach to corporate events?
A major investment group significantly reduced the environmental impact of running their annual summer celebrations by opting for sustainable power solutions, with 78% of the power generated using greener Battery Storage Units, and burning just 54 litres of fuel across the entire 4-day event.
A Clean Energy Solution for Story Contracting
Story Contracting is delivering a bridge replacement project as part of the Ravenscraig development program of works for Network Rail in Scotland.
Temporary power solutions are a necessary requirement for many industries when a connection to the national grid isn’t available. With multiple filming locations sited in remote areas and many sites without access to mains electricity, Film & TV is one such industry, and is therefore heavily reliant on temporary power solutions such as generators.
Penketh & Whittle Flood Risk Management Scheme
As part of the countries ongoing flood alleviation plans, the Environment Agency have committed to and invested in over 1000 schemes across the UK, to be delivered throughout 2021-2022. These schemes will better protect homes and businesses from flooding.
COP26 Climate Change Conference
The UK hosted the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, otherwise known as COP26, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in the heart of Glasgow. Over 120 world leaders attended the event, including US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The Canada Water Masterplan is a partnership between British Land, Southwark Council and the local community to create an outstanding new town centre for Southwark and London that complements the local area, making an active, positive, long-term contribution to local life.
G7 Summit Carbon Free Transport Hubs
Since the London Olympics, Sunbelt Rentals has provided temporary infrastructure solutions for Stadium Management. Our 360 Solutions team is now supporting Stadium Management’s three-year program to provide major events for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The 47th G7 Summit was the first of these high-profile projects, based in St. Ives in Cornwall, UK.